How to register on Amazon

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Registering with Amazon allows you to have access to many products, sold directly by the same or by external sellers, with purchase opportunities that only those with an Amazon account can take advantage of.

Registration is essential, if we are thinking of buying products and articles online on this popular e-commerce platform, and wait for them to arrive directly at our home,

So let's see how it works and how to have an account immediately ready to buy on Amazon.


Is registering on Amazon free?

Creating an account on Amazon, to buy both as a private individual and as a company, is completely free and you can also register without a credit card.All you need is a valid email address and mobile number.


Once you have completed the creation of a new Amazon account, you can choose whether to activate Amazon Prime, the subscription service that allows you to have:

  • free shipping and delivery in one business day on many products,
  • early access to flash offers,
  • access to numerous services such as:
  1. Amazon Prime Video,
  2. Amazon Prime Music,
  3. Amazon Prime Reading.

To subscribe to Amazon Prime you must use your credit / debit card and you can also activate direct debit on your current account, there is a cost of 3,99 euros / month or 36 euros / year with a 30-day initial trial . For university students it becomes 18 euros / year with 90 days of free trial.

To register on Amazon as a seller, by choosing the individual sales plan, there is no cost. By activating, however, the professional sales plan costs 39 euros / month + VAT. More information about it on this page.


How to register on Amazon to buy

The procedure for registering on Amazon to purchase is quick and easy.

You need to connect to the official website of the service, or use the app to:


  • Android, also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services,
  • iOS/iPadOS,
  • select the option to create a new account,
  • fill in the registration form.

To proceed from a computer:

  • connect to the official Amazon website,
  • click on the Accounts and lists option located in the top menu,
  • in the new page that opened, click on the Create your Amazon account button.

On the Create Account screen:

enter the required data in the fields:

  • Your name,
  • Cellphone number,
  • o e-mail, Password,
  • Verify password,
  • click on the Verify email / Verify mobile number button.

At this point:

  • retrieve the verification code that was sent to us by email,
  • or by SMS,
  • enter it in the Enter code field,
  • click on the Create an Amazon account button, to verify our identity and complete the registration.

If we want to proceed from smartphones and tablets:

  • launch the Amazon app,
  • tap the Login button,
  • on the Welcome screen tick next to the Create account option,
  • enter your data in the fields:
  1. Name,
  2. Cellphone number,
  3. the email,
  • create a secure password to be used to log into the Amazon account,
  • enter it in the Create a password field

Done this:


  • press the Verify email / Verify mobile number button,
  • enter the 6-digit code, received via email or SMS in the Enter code field,
  • click on the Create an Amazon account button, to complete the registration and start shopping on Amazon.

How to register on Amazon Prime

To register on Amazon Prime, simply access the settings of your Amazon account, and choose the option to activate the free 30-day trial of the service.


To proceed:

  • connect to the official Amazon website,
  • click on Accounts and lists,
  • enter the data associated with your account in the E-mail address or mobile number and Password fields,
  • press the Login button to log in.

At this point:

  • click again on Accounts and lists,
  • press on the Prime option,
  • in the new page that opened, click on the button Sign up for free and use it for 30 days, to activate the free trial of Prime,
  • choose whether to add a credit / debit card to our Amazon account by selecting the Add a credit or debit card option,
  • or whether to connect your current account directly by clicking on Add a current account.

After entering the data relating to the payment method and the billing address:

  • click on the Sign up now button, 30 days free, to activate the Amazon Prime free trial, you will not be charged for the first month.

At the end of the 30-day trial, the subscription will be renewed at a cost of 36 euros / year.


To turn off automatic renewal or change your billing plan:

  • click on the Accounts and lists option,
  • press on Prime,
  • tap on the Discover more plans option, to change the billing plan,
  • otherwise click on the items:
  1. Update, delete and more,
  2. End registration,
  • to deactivate Amazon Prime.

The free trial of Amazon Prime cannot be activated from smartphones and tablets, however, you can use the browser installed on our device such as: Chrome on Android and Safari on iPhone / iPad), following the instructions already seen regarding the activation of Prime from a computer .

How to register on Amazon Prime Video

To register on Amazon Prime Video, you must have an Amazon account with active Prime, as Prime Video is one of the services included in Amazon Prime.


To access Amazon Prime Video from a computer:

  • connect to the official website of the service,
  • click on the Amazon Prime Customer button? Sign in,
  • enter the data associated with your Amazon account in the E-mail address or mobile number and Password fields,
  • press the Login button to log in.

If we do not have an Amazon account yet, you can select the Sign up and use it free for 30 days option, which allows you to create a new Amazon account and activate the free Prime trial, as we have seen before.

If we want to activate one of the channels available on Amazon Prime Video -es. Infinity, STARZPLAY, Mubi etc -:

  • select the Channels option located in the top menu,
  • on the new page find the section Subscribe to Prime Video Channels,
  • click on the channel of our interest,
  • press the Subscribe now / Subscribe and watch button to subscribe to the channel.

If we prefer to use a smartphone or tablet:

  • launch the Amazon Prime Video app for Android devices,
  • o iPhone/iPad,
  • enter your Amazon account details in the Email (phone for mobile account) and Amazon Password fields,
  • tap the Sign in now button to access Prime Video with our Amazon account.

If we don't have one yet:

  • select the Create Amazon account option.

Using the Amazon Prime Video app it is not possible to activate one of the paid channels available on Prime Video.

To do this:

  • connect to the official website of the service using the browser installed on the smartphone / tablet -es. Chrome on Android and Safari on iPhone / iPad.

How to register on Amazon Business

Amazon Business is an Amazon platform, dedicated to companies wishing to buy in bulk, but also to all natural persons with a VAT number who wish to receive the invoice from Amazon.

To register on Amazon as a company or self-employed with a VAT number:

  • create a new Amazon Business account,
  • or convert an existing Amazon account.
  • in both cases the registration procedure is completely free.

As a company:

  • connect to the official Amazon Business website,
  • click on the Create a free account button,
  • select the option Create a new account,
  • enter your email address in the appropriate field, if we have a personal Amazon account, and we want to keep active, we will have to use a secondary email,
  • click on the Send button.

In the new screen that appears:

  • enter the required data in the fields Your name, Password and Verify password,
  • press the Next step button,
  • after retrieving the verification code that was sent to us via email, enter it in the Enter code field,
  • click on the Create a new Amazon account button,
  • enter the required data in the sections:
  1. Personal informations,
  2. Company information,
  3. Registered office,
  • press the Create your business account button to open a new Amazon Business account.

If, on the other hand, we have decided to convert our personal Amazon account into a business account:

  • press the Create a free account button,
  • select the Convert your account option,
  • enter the data associated with your Amazon account in the E-mail address or mobile number and Password fields,
  • click on Login,
  • fill in the registration form available on the Enter your business details screen,
  • press the button Create your business account.

It is also possible to create a business account from smartphones and tablets. So.

  • download and launch the Amazon Business app to:
  • Android - also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services,
  • iOS/iPadOS,
  • tap the Create account button,
  • follow the instructions already provided to create a new Business account,
  • or convert an existing Amazon account from a computer.

How to register on Amazon Seller

To register on Amazon as a seller, you must first register on Amazon to purchase and then activate an Amazon Seller profile.

To proceed:

  • connect to the official Amazon Seller site, https://sellercentral.amazon.com/,
  • click on the Register button,

If we don't have an Amazon account yet:

  • select the Create your Amazon account option to create one.

If we are already registered:

  • enter the data associated with your account in the E-mail address or mobile number and Password fields,
  • press the Next button,
  • specify the country of residence,
  • select the option that interests us, in the Company type drop-down menu, for example:
  1. Private enterprise,
  2. Sole proprietorship,
  3. None are an individual seller,
  • follow the instructions shown on the screen by entering all the required data.

Let's take the case of wanting to register as an individual seller:

  • specify name and surname,
  • click on the Accept and continue button,
  • enter all the required data in the Personal Information and Billing sections.

Done this:

  • indicate the name to be given to the Amazon store in the Enter the name of your store field,
  • press the button Start publishing offers, to save the data entered,
  • click the Activate two-step verification button,
  • put the check mark next to one of the available options:
  1. Telephone number,
  2. Authentication app,
  • to receive the verification code useful for logging into our account,
  • follow the instructions shown on the screen to complete the activation of a seller account.

You can also register on Amazon Seller from smartphones and tablets, using the Android app, (also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services) or iPhone / iPad.

The procedure is the same as the one already seen: to create a seller account from a computer.

After downloading the app:

  • start it,
  • select the marketplace, the place to sell (eg Spain) of our interest,
  • type the login data associated with your Amazon account in the Email (phone for mobile account) and Amazon Password fields,
  • tap the Login button to start the activation process for a seller account.

If we are not yet registered on Amazon:

  • select the Register option,
  • follow the instructions shown on the screen to create a new account,
  • start buying and selling on Amazon.

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